Since 2010, over $57 million has been invested in over 625 small food enterprises through our network.
This is the Slow Money movement. In 2015, we launched the 2Forks Club in Carbondale. In 2017, we’re getting ready to launch SOIL — Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally. SOIL will aggregate charitable contributions of all sizes and then make 0% loans to small food enterprises. Over time, as loans are repaid, new loans made, and new contributions received, SOIL can grow into a significant resource in support of local food systems in Colorado. A key feature of SOIL is: one person, one vote, whether you contribute $250 or $2,500.
In Carbondale, Colorado, Harper and Christian received a 0% loan to help them purchase materials for a mobile walk-in cooler and drip-irrigation system.
In Denver, a 0% loan is helping Re:Vision launch the city’s first grocery store that is owned and operated by a community living in a food desert.
In Paonia, a 0% loan enabled Daphne and Don of Zephyros Farm and Garden to purchase a used refrigerated truck, which has allowed them to triple the number of florists they reach with deliveries of their organic flowers.
“I am excited to be a founding member of SOIL. What holds more promise, on so many levels, than putting carbon back into the soil, improving access to healthy food and joyfully collaborating to rebuild community?”
Amy DivinePrivate Investor
“The 0% loan we received from Slow Money has been absolutely crucial to the launch of our new cooperative.”
Taber WardMountain Flower Goat Dairy (Boulder)
In Denver, MM Local’s 0% loan played a key role facilitating a next round of financing.
In Fort Collins, a 0% loan to Poudre Valley Community Farms was part of a larger process of local financing for the community ownership of farmland.
In Carbondale, a 0% loan helped Jimmy finance irrigation and other equipment for his grafting and compost tea business.
Boulder County Farmers’ Market
Founder, Slow Money Institute
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